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Schedule of Activities

Wednesday Evening Open House

7:30 P.M. Introduction and instruction
8:00 - 9:00 Sitting (with chanting, kinhin and reading) in Zendo
9:00 Informal Tea in the Library

Weekend Meditation Retreats

Weekend sittings are usually on the second weekend of the month, 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM on Saturday and 4:30 AM - Noon on Sunday. The next meditation retreats are August 10-12, 2018 and September 7-9, 2018.

    Download schedule for Weekend Zen Retreat August 10-12, 2018.

The schedule for the Weekend Zen Retreat, August 10-12, 2018 is:
  • Friday, August 10:
  • Film Series: 7:30-9:30 PM
    Film: The Real Shaolin
    Download The Real Shaolin screening notice.

  • Saturday, August 11:
  • 9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon Zazen with chanting
    12:00 Noon -1:30 PM Lunch Break
    1:30-4:30 PM Zazen with a reading
    4:30-6:00 PM Dinner Break
    6:00-9:00 PM Zazen

  • Sunday, August 12:
  • 4:30-7:30 AM Zazen with chanting
    7:30-9:00 AM Breakfast break
    9:00-12:00 Noon Zazen with a reading
Experienced meditators preferred. Wear loose-fitting, comfortable clothing. Bring your own meals or prepare to eat out, since food is not provided. Please plan to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the start of any meditation block.

Contact First Zen Institute staff: FZI staff.

Zazen for members and invited guests

Morning: Tuesday - Friday 6:30 - 7:30 A.M.
Evening: Wednesday 8:00 - 9:00 P.M.